Part 7: Recurrence treatment
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
Cancer that comes back more than 6 months after
completing chemotherapy treatment is called “platinum-
sensitive.” This means that the cancer responded well to the
initial treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy such as
cisplatin or carboplatin. In this case, you may have debulking
surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible.
Then, the treatment options are a clinical trial, combination
platinum-based chemotherapy (preferred, especially for first
recurrence), or recurrence treatment.
For recommended monitoring tests during
chemotherapy, see page 48.